As the world turns more and more digital, physical passports will most likely become a relic of the past. Not only Nation3, but several other Web3-friendly nation states will introduce their own NFT passports. Eventually, we might experience a world where we can physically travel to one of these new Web3-friendly nation states and enter their sovereign land by presenting an NFT passport instead of a physical one.
For this to work worldwide across multiple locations, languages, and Web3 nations, we need to agree on a world standard for these digital passports. This proposal is for doing a feasibility study of developing a new world standard for digital passports.
To learn how feasible it would be for Nation3 to build the necessary infrastructure/tooling for digital passports, these categories of work will be carried out over a 2-month period:
There are probably individuals and organizations already trying to introduce digital passports. So part of the work will be to research these existing initiatives to see if we can build upon their work. One example of such work is esPass.
We might want to consider submitting a new digital passport standard to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Just like most web developers have encountered the
ISO/IEC 8859-1 standard when adding support for multiple languages to their website, another
ISO standard could be created for digital passports.
Draft a specification of the digital passport standard in a Markdown file in GitHub.
Build a mobile application (Android) based on the specification draft. This will serve as a proof-of-concept, with Nation3 as the first organization to adopt the new world standard.
The mobile passport application will allow Nation3 citizens to connect with their Ethereum wallet, prove ownership with a signature, and visually present their NFT passport.
This work pairs well with the Apple Wallet and Google Pay integration which is already ongoing: GitHub - nation3/mobile-passport: Take your Nation3 passport everywhere.
Until we have transitioned away from traditional nation states, we still have to live with their physical border controls. But who knows, maybe a traditional country one day will turn Ethereum-friendly and recognize the Nation3 Digital Passport standard as a valid travel document.
If this happens, they will probably be asking for some compatibility with their existing border control systems. Research what technologies are currently being used by physical border controls. It could be various hardware like QR code scanners, NFC readers, etc. Physical passports with an e-Passport symbol contain the holder’s name, date of birth, and other biographic information. Research how this electronic chip is used by border controls.
A guild coordinator (@aahna) will manage a Dework project board by breaking all the above-mentioned labor into manageable Dework tasks, and balancing the compensation between each task (until a Coordinape Circle is ready).
At the end of each month, the guild coordinator will present a report of the progress.
- Guild: Research
- Budget: 6
- Total duration: 2 months
Would you support this proposal in Snapshot?